Entries Tagged as 'Living Room'

Dark Shadows

August 28th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Dark and dreary.

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Keep it dark, including the bedspread.

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Close the curtain!!  The light is too bright!  It’s burning my eyes!

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No windows in the kitchen.

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No windows in the dining room either.  Count Dracula is making an offer today.

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Tags: Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Bedspread

Down & Dirty

August 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments

Once the sellers install the new Milgard windows, they’ll call their home remodeled and raise the list price!

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Looks like they’re getting ready to install a skylight!

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They plan to convert the living room into an expanded bathroom with staircase to the 2nd floor.  It’s a work in progress.  Please ignore the dust.

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Tags: Living Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Ceiling Fan

Bag Lady

August 19th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Plastic bag collector in Mesa, Arizona.  Sponsored by Walgreens.

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More plastic bags in the laundry room.

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A few more plastic bags in the living room.

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Bug zapper.  Two extra refrigerators.  American flag on the floor.  Christmas tree.

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The dining room.   Kinda ironic that this messy house has lots of plastic bags to throw things in and an Oreck vacuum to suck up the dirt.

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The cleanest room in the house.

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More plastic bags in a closet.  The shoe rack is a selling feature.

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Hallelujah!  The curtain’s not knotted.

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This is the gift wrapping room.  There’s no time like the present.

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Laundry Room

Before & After Phoenix Home Remodel

August 16th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With interesting choice in flooring and wallpaper.  An investor paid $74,000 for the house.

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After Kitchen.  The house then sold for $138,500.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Other Bathroom.  No After photo available.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Tags: Flooring · Tile · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Back Yard · Before & After

Before & After Remodeling Photos

August 9th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Back Patio.  Short sale.  Purchased by an investor for $37,700.

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After Back Patio.  Once renovated, this home sold for $155,000.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.  Modest renovations, but big profit.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Tempting Tempe Temple

August 8th, 2014 · 5 Comments

This Tempe, Arizona home looks so tantalizing.

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Now that the front yard caught your attention, wanna see inside?

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Spacious living room.

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Cozy kitchen.

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They were inspired by squished jelly beans?  Or Candy Crush Saga?

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The drapes add dramatic flair to this room.

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Looking the other direction.

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The pool has seen better days.

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There’s a shadowy figure lurking in the background.

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A cardboard figure?

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Clutter · Window Coverings · Faux Paint & Murals · Back Yard · Cabinets · Tempe, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper · Holiday Décor

Before & After Mid-Century Modern Renovation

August 2nd, 2014 · 12 Comments

There’s a trend with house flippers in the Phoenix area nowadays to remove paint from the exterior of 1960s homes, exposing the gray cinder/concrete block walls.  Part of that mid-century modern look/theme that’s popular.

Before Front of House.  Built in 1960.  Sold to an investor for $231,000.  This is a subdivision (about 1 mile from my house) in which architect Al Beadle was involved.

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After Front of House.  The paint was power blasted away.  The minimalistic desert landscaping is typical of these types of flips.  Barrel cactus is almost a requirement ;-)   The house sold for $380,000.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  [Editor’s note: some readers are commenting that this is a small home.  It’s actually 1700 square feet.]

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.  The house was renovated with energy saving materials, resulting in a G Home HERS rating of 85.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.  From the opposite angle.  A Smart Home Auto System was installed; you can control door locks, lights, thermostat, security system & cameras, garage door, and water fountain from your smart phone or computer.

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Before Master Bathroom.

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After Master Bathroom.  LED lighting was integrated into the walls of the bathroom and other rooms in the house.

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Before 2nd Bedroom.

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After 2nd Bedroom.  The majority of homes in Phoenix have concrete slab foundations.  Homes built in the 1950s-1970s had stained concrete, the color of butterscotch or dark honey.  Many remodelers are tearing up tile and carpet to expose the stained concrete floors and then polishing the concrete as seen here.

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After 2nd Bathroom.  No before photo available.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.  From the opposite angle.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After

Beautiful House - Ugly Tree

July 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Thank you, Michael, for sending us these photos of a remodeled San Diego, California house.  The house is beautiful, but the gnarly, old tree out front is creepy and ugly.

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The tree has been trimmed up too high, so now it’s all gangly branches and no leaves.  It distracts from the house.

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You can see the ugly branches from the living room window.

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Beautiful new kitchen.  Looks clean, fresh, and bright.  White cabinets, especially Shaker style as seen here, with engineered quartz counters are very popular right now in kitchen redesign.  Note how the glass backsplash is only one color.

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Could be featured in a magazine.

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Clean and fresh looking bathroom too.  Thank you, Michael, for the photos.

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Tags: Landscaping · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Other US Cities · Not Ugly

Before & After Renovation Success

July 26th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Front of House.  Sold as a short sale.  Bought by an investor for $55,000.

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After Front of House.  Once remodeled, it sold for $145,000.

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Before Front of House.  This house had only evaporative cooling.

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After Front of House.  Central air conditioning was added to the house.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.  Notice the damage to the walls.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Other Side of Kitchen.

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After Other Side of Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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After Bathroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Back Patio.

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After Back Patio.

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Bonus photos of the Before house.  Here’s the back yard with a water feature.

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The stair lead to an additional structure on the property.  Wanna bet they didn’t get a building permit for it?

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More damage in Bathroom 3.

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Another view of Bathroom 3.

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Laundry room or storage room?

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A big hole in the ceiling.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft

Phoenix Housing Bureau Relocated

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Government officials recently relocated their bureau to the middle of a living room in a Phoenix home.

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But after complaints of cramped quarters, they moved it to the back yard of a Glendale, Arizona residence.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs